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December 21, 2021
Hamlin's Prevention Program in 2021

"Midwifery, I believe, is the answer - to put a well-trained midwife in every village would soon eradicate obstetric fistula." - Dr Catherine Hamlin Fistula prevention in FY21 Hamlin Midwives play an essential role in preventing obstetric fistula injuries and saving the lives of hundreds of mothers and babies every year. Based in more than […]

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December 20, 2021
Hamlin's Treatment Program in 2021

"To be able to train dedicated young doctors and midwives is marvelous for me and my loyal staff, especially as they become enthusiastic about helping these poor women. It gives me confidence that the eradication of obstetric fistula can be achieved.” - Dr Catherine Hamlin Treatment in the 2021 program year The physical and psychological […]

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December 20, 2021
A Thank You Message from our CEO and Board

A heartfelt thanks The last 12 months have been challenging and through it all our team at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia continued to work towards Dr Catherine Hamlin’s vision of eradicating obstetric fistula in Ethiopia, providing surgical treatment and care for the world’s most vulnerable women. Thank you for supporting them. You reached deep and showed […]

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December 7, 2021
Five Days Without a Midwife: Almaz’s story

Five days. For five perilous days, Almaz endured an obstructed labor in her small Ethiopian village without a midwife. Without appropriate medical care, Almaz’s condition seriously deteriorated, and led to her suffering an obstetric fistula injury. The devastating impact of those five days without a midwife would be felt for ten long years. A life […]

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December 6, 2021
After Ten Painful Years, Joy For Kuma

Growing up in a rural village in southwestern Ethiopia, Kuma did not have access to quality maternal healthcare. As a result, she experienced an obstructed labor at home that resulted in her suffering obstetric fistula injuries. Kuma suffered with fistula for over ten years before she was identified and given life-changing treatment at Hamlin’s Addis […]

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December 5, 2021
Newsletters

Our newsletters provide updates about the life-changing work of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. We are excited for you to stay in touch about how you are helping to make childbirth injuries a thing of the past. View Online Brochure Download Online Brochure 2022 April Newsletter 2021 Year In Review Newsletter 2021 September Newsletter 2021 July Newsletter […]

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November 16, 2021
After Over 30 Years, Bijige is Finally Dry

​​Can you imagine discovering that you are pregnant with your second child? Imagine the anticipation as you and your loved ones prepare to welcome a new addition to your family. Imagine waiting for days in excruciating pain as you suffer an obstructed labor without the help of a midwife or medical professional. Imagine traveling, almost […]

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October 28, 2021
Hamlin Impact Report: July-September 2021

We are delighted to share with you the latest treatment impact results delivered across all regional obstetric fistula hospitals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. The extraordinary medical professionals at Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia have made significant progress over the last few months, despite the enormous challenges they have faced. Their unwavering determination is an inspiration to all. A […]

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Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation is fiscally sponsored by KBFUS (EIN582277856) and KBF Canada (RCO769784893RR0001)

Photography credits to Cameron Bloom, Nigel Brennan, Mary F. Calvert, Kate Geraghty, Amber Hooper, Joni Kabana, Johannes Remling and Martha Tadesse.

Patient names and images have been changed to protect the identities of those we help.